Request for the suspension of the effective date of the Customs Law to be made

The Central American Parliament will ask the Central American Court of Justice to suspend the effective date of the Customs Law due to technical errors which may lead to acts of corruption.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Rodolfo Dougherty, a Guatemalan lawmaker, confirmed that only the Central American Court of Justice has the authority to stop the effective date of the Law, which begins on 28 August in Guatemala. In the rest of countries there is still no foreseeable date.

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Panama: Updated Customs Regulations

November 2014

A Draft law will adapt the rules for administrative procedures and customs penalties in the light of the country's integration into SIECA.

After joining the Economic Integration Subsystem (SIECA), Panama must adjust and update its customs procedures to respond more effectively to the demands of the block and international trade.

Nicaragua: Customs Law 2011

March 2011

The new Customs Law, which includes the Central American Customs Code, would be ready by July 2011.

The project, which is currently at the Parliament's Economics Committee, will also include Central American customs regulations and seek to reorganize the General Customs Department (DGA).

Unified Central American Customs Code (CAUCA) comes into effect

August 2008

CAUCA IV and its regulations known as "Recauca", came into effect today and will facilitate the commercial exchange and decrease contraband trade.

According the Superintendent of the Tax Administration Agency (SAT) of Guatemala, Oscar Funes, Cauca IV and Recauca establish new provisions to facilitate customs procedures and trade on the Central American isthmus.

CAUCA comes into effect on August 25

August 2008

The meeting of the Central American Customs Committee (CAUCA) began yesterday in Nicaragua and will cover topics such as the impact that the coming into effect of CAUCA will have.

CAUCA, which governs the customs legislation of the region's countries and the organization of their customs services, is a step towards a regional customs union.

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